Summer Sailstice

There’s something about water isn’t there?  As I said in a recent post 70% of the world is covered by oceans. We can’t escape it. It’s soothing to the soul and rich in life both above and below the surface.

Whether it’s the lapping of gentle waves against the hull of a boat or the maddening thrill of clinging to the rails as the wind rips around you and the swell rises against you. Life on the sea is never boring..

Having just recently been in Antarctica I have a new found respect for anyone sailing in ocean waters. But a thrill is a thrill no matter where it is found and this year is hotting up to be the best Summer Sailstice ever.

Founded in 2001 this international event connects a global sailing community in a fun and multifaceted sailing holiday.

Every year, Summer Sailstice connects over 19,000 sailors from around the world, with any type of boat; cruisers, racers and recreational, to celebrate and showcase life under sail. With participants from across the Americas and Europe and now expanding throughout the Pacific this is an event not to be missed.

There’s an impressive number of clubs from around the world who are hoisting the sails on June 22nd for any opportunity to promote sailing and it might just be that running such an event on the shoulder of the northern hemisphere summer solstice will make our world a brighter place to live in. 🙂 🙂

If you want to unite your club, class or fleet in a sailing regatta, cruise or rendezvous go to the Summer Sailstice website and  make use of the nifty event tools and ideas to make your event come alive. This is something the whole family can participate in.

I know I’m going to be out on the water on June 22, and who knows maybe I will see you there.



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